Decorating cone for piñata (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Paper Mache Piñata Elementary School Craft

My boys’ elementary school has Multicultural week every year and parents come in and share stories, food, and crafts from… Continue reading »


Family and Latino Americans on PBS

This week’s Wordless Wednesday is Family. These are my grandparents on my father’s side and I recently wrote about them… Continue reading »

Shelley on the Beach (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Friends – Wordless Wednesday

This week’s Wordless Wednesday theme of “Friends” couldn’t be more appropriate. Shelley and I have known each other since we… Continue reading »

Dia de los Muertos project for the classroom (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Dia de los Muertos Elementary School Craft

It’s been a long week her at Casa de Condes. I was so inspired by doing Crafty Chica’s project at… Continue reading »

Under The Mexican Sky

Under the Mexican Sky at LACMA

Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa – Art and Film opened at LACMA last month and the show is amazing…. Continue reading »


Alyssa Milano’s “Sex Tape,” The Cost of Childcare, and Telling Kids to Suck It Up

I wanted to share a couple of posts that I’ve had on different sites recently. Alyssa Milano leaked an informative… Continue reading »


Latinas Think Big Event in Los Angeles

This event at Google in Santa Monica sounds amazing. It’s sold out, but you can still watch it live online…. Continue reading »

View From My Room

Running 1,000 Miles

In 2006 I started training for the LA Marathon for the first time. It was huge for me. My second… Continue reading »

Junior Ranger Badge from Mesa Verde National Park (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Junior Ranger Program at Mesa Verde National Park

During our trip to Mesa Verde National Park for the American Latino Expedition, my boys completed the Junior Ranger program…. Continue reading »


The American Latino Expedition’s “Condes Campers”

My family and I were chosen to participate in the American Latino Expedition in Mesa Verde National Park. I’ve been… Continue reading »

kayaking in Seattle (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Catching up with YvonneInLA

I’ve been so busy over at that I’ve hardly had time to post on YvonneinLA. I’m going to refresh… Continue reading »

Starfish at El Capitan State Beach (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Wordless Wednesday: El Capitan State Beach

These pictures were taken during a camping trip to El Capitan State Beach recently.


I Did This

It’s been a couple of weeks, but I still can’t believe I hung upside down on a trapeze. It was… Continue reading »